PM 02-07-03-d: Residence

WAG 02-07-03-d

Residence must be verified for all SNAP applicants, except for persons in unusual situations where verification cannot be reasonably made. Examples of SNAP units which might qualify for exemption from verification of residence are migrant workers, homeless persons, and persons who are new to the area.

Revise textIllinois residence is required for noncitizen applicants of any State funded health benefits.

Do not deny benefits if the applicant does not have a place to live. If the applicant does not have a mailing address, ask them to try to get one. Suggest possibilities for a mailing address, such as a friend, community agency, church, mission, etc.

If an applicant is not able to get a mailing address, use the local office address. Stress to the applicant the importance of regularly picking up mail. Make sure they know that failure to pick up mail regularly might cause them to miss an important notice and that this could affect eligibility.

Revise textNote: A child is an Illinois resident when the caretaker relative they live with is an Illinois resident. Children from out of state placed in foster care in Illinois under Title IV-E are Illinois residents for Medical only. Title IV-E cases are set up and maintained centrally by the Bureau of Operations Support.